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Programme – Main Congress

Tuesday, 8 November 2016

Stamford Ballroom (whole day of plenary sessions)

8:45AM – 9:10AM

Opening speeches and ceremony – Guest of Honour: MOS and AFLAS President

Theme: Advancing Frontiers in Lab Animal Science

Session Chair: Dr. Bryan Ogden

9:10AM – 9:50AM

Keynote Speaker 1

Beneficiaries of Laboratory Animal Science

ICLAS and University of Washington, USA

9:50AM – 10:20AM

Break, Vendor Exhibits (Stamford and Bencoolen foyers), Poster set-up/viewing (VIP Lounge B)

10:20AM – 11:00AM

Keynote Speaker 2

Harmonising global animal welfare for advancing frontiers in Lab Animal Science

ICLAS and Covance Laboratories, USA

11:00AM- 11:40AM

Keynote Speaker 3

Global Perspectives on the Role of Gut Microbiota on Animal Model Reproducibility

University of Guelph, Canada

11:40AM – 12:15PM

Voice of One : Speaking on Animal Research

AALAS, USA

12:15PM – 1:30PM

Lunch, Vendor Exhibits (Stamford and Bencoolen foyers) and Poster Viewing (VIP Lounge B)

Theme: Emerging Infectious Diseases

Session Chair: Dr. Michele Bailey

1:30PM – 2:00PM

Keynote Speaker

Bats and emerging infectious diseases

Duke NUS Medical School, Singapore

2:00PM – 2:30PM

Vector Borne Arbovirus, including Zika virus, in Asia

EHI, Singapore

2:30PM – 3:00PM

The importance of basic research in infectious diseases of laboratory animals

Fumio Ike

RIKEN, Japan

3:00PM – 3:30PM

Break, Vendor Exhibits (Stamford and Bencoolen foyers) and Poster Viewing (VIP Lounge B)

Theme: Translational Research and Cardiovascular Trials in Asia

3:30PM – 4:00PM

Keynote Speaker

Is Singapore facing Cardiovascular Catastrophe?

NUHS, Singapore

4:00PM – 4:30PM

Modelling the spectrum of cardiovascular disease: Ovine and porcine studies

NUS, Singapore

4:30PM – 5:00PM

Thrombotic and bleeding models for antithrombotic drug discovery

NUHS, Singapore

5:00PM – 5:30PM

Preclinical translational approaches in artificial organ research

Tohuku University, Japan

5:30PM onwards

Vendor Exhibits (Stamford and Bencoolen foyers) and Poster Viewing (VIP Lounge B)

Wednesday, 9 November 2016

Morning

Olivia Room

Track A: Advancing Frontiers with Animal Models and Continuing Education

Session Chair: Dr. Leslie Retnam

8:30AM – 9:00AM

Genetically modified marmoset for modeling human disease

CIEA, Japan

9:00AM – 9:30AM

Development and application of novel humanized mice with improved human immune system

CIEA, Japan

9:30AM – 10:00AM

Establishment of an evaluation system for efficacy for new drug candidates using humanized mouse models

KBIO, South Korea

10:00AM – 10:30AM
Break, Vendor Exhibits (Stamford and Bencoolen foyers) and Poster Viewing (VIP Lounge B)

10:30AM – 11:00AM

Development of a Chronic Renal Failure Model in Pigs for Long-term Studies Involving Peritoneal Dialysis and Haemodialysis

Pig model of kidney failure

Temasek Polytechnic, Singapore

11:00AM – 11:30AM

Creating a World Class Program through Training and Certification

AALAS, USA

11:30AM – 12:00PM

Continuing Education in Lab Animal Science

University of Michigan, USA

Sophia Room

Track B: Refinement, Alternatives, 3Rs

Session Chair: Mr. Shawn Tay

8:30AM – 9:00AM

Pain recognition, assessment and mitigation in rodents

University of Guelph, Canada

9:00AM – 9:30AM

A Health Care Model Saving Forest – Saving Lives in West Kalimantan, Indonesia

University of Rochester, USA

9:00AM – 9:30AM

Frontiers in refinements

University of Veterinary Medicine, Germany

9:30AM – 10:00AM

In vivo optical imaging: blessing or curse for the 3Rs?

University Hospital Muenster, Germany

10:00AM – 10:30AM
Break, Vendor Exhibits (Stamford and Bencoolen foyers) and Poster Viewing (VIP Lounge B)

10:30AM – 11:00AM

ICLAS Laboratory Animal Quality Programs

ICLAS

11:00AM – 11:30AM

ICLAS Genetic Monitoring Program

ICLAS

11:30AM – 12:00PM

Experimental Design: The Good, The Bad and the Ugly.

ICLAS/University of Oxford

12:00PM – 1:30PM
Lunch, Vendor Exhibits (Stamford and Bencoolen foyers) and Poster Judging (Stamford foyers and VIP Lounge B)

Olivia Room

Track C: Pathology of Laboratory Animals

Session Chair: Dr. Enoka Bandulratne

1:30PM – 2:00PM

Case studies on emerging / tropical diseases (1)

Joint Pathology Centre, USA

2:00PM – 2:30PM

Case studies on emerging / tropical diseases (2)

Joint Pathology Centre, USA

2:30PM – 3:00PM

Pathologic lesions in animal models of diabetic retinopathy

SERI, Singapore

3:00PM – 3:30PM
Break, Vendor Exhibits (Stamford and Bencoolen foyers) and Poster Viewing (VIP Lounge B)

3:30PM – 4:00PM

The Other 3R’s – Recognize, Remove and Retest: Addressing Challenges in Rodent Health Monitoring

Cynthia Besch-Williford

IDEXX, USA

4:00PM – 4:30PM

Mouse digestive tract pathology

Yonsei University, South Korea

4:30PM – 5:00PM

Mouse resources to understand human disease pathogenesis

RIKEN, Japan

5:00PM – 5:30PM

Zebrafish Pathology

Cynthia Besch-Williford

IDEXX, USA

Sophia Room

Track D: Patient Derived Xenografts

Session Chair: Dr. Joko Pamungkas

1:30PM – 2:00PM

Nanotechnology and Cancer in Rodent Models

Medical University of South Carolina, USA

2:00PM – 2:30PM

Nanotechnology in Non-Rodent Models

University of Texas, USA

2:30PM – 3:00PM

Patient Derived Tumor Xenograft Models – Promise, Potential and Practice

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, USA

3:00PM – 3:30PM
Break, Vendor Exhibits (Stamford and Bencoolen foyers) and Poster Viewing (VIP Lounge B)

3:30PM – 4:00PM

Therapeutic vulnerabilities in cancer stem cells

GIS, Singapore

4:00PM – 4:30PM

Transforming Clinical Samples into Mouse Models with Patient Derived Xenografts

NUS, Singapore

4:30PM – 5:00PM

Genomic Medicine and Patient Derived Xenograft

Ewha Womans University, South Korea

5:00PM – 5:30PM

Maximising Take Rate of Human Tumor Xenografts for Oncology Drug Development

ACTREC, India

Blundell Room

AFLAS Council Meeting

1:30PM – 4:30PM

AFLAS Council Meeting – By Invite Only

5:30PM onwards
Vendor Exhibits (Stamford and Bencoolen foyers) and Poster Viewing (VIP Lounge B)

Thursday, 10 November 2016

Olivia Room

7:30AM – 8:30AM
Arrival Coffee

Track E: Biomedical Imaging

Session Chair: Dr. Arvind Ingle

8:30AM – 9:00AM

Metabolic imaging with hyperpolarized C13

Philip Lee

A*STAR, Singapore

9:00AM – 9:30AM

Imaging of Orthotopic Mouse Models of Hepatocellular Carcinoma

NUS, Singapore

9:30AM – 10:00AM

Application of large animal imaging in medical research and drug development

NUS, Singapore

10:00AM – 10:30AM
Break, Vendor Exhibits (Stamford and Bencoolen foyers) and Poster Viewing (Stamford foyers and VIP Lounge B)

10:30AM – 11:00AM

In vivo quantitative the brain function analysis of APPswe /PS1dE9 /TAU triple transgenic rat using 18F-FDG PET and MRI

Peking Union Medical College, China

11:00AM – 11:30AM

Development of model mice for in vivo non-invasive Near Infra Red imaging

University of Tsukuba, Japan

11:30AM – 12:00PM

In Vivo Optical Imaging in Animal Experiments: A Tightrope Walk between Possibilities and Limitations

University Hospital Muenster, Germany

Sophia Room

7:30AM – 8:30AM
Arrival Coffee

Track F: Social Housing and Aquatics

Session Chair: Dr. Yasmina Paramastri

8:30AM – 9:00AM

Behavioral considerations for social housing of macaques and marmosets

AAALAC-I, USA

9:00AM – 9:30AM

Rabbit social housing

University of Rochester, USA

9:30AM – 10:00AM

Minipig socialisation and enrichment

Ellegaard Gottingen, Denmark

10:00AM – 10:30AM
Break, Vendor Exhibits (Stamford and Bencoolen foyers) and Poster Viewing (Stamford foyers and VIP Lounge B)

10:30AM – 11:00AM

New frontiers of zebrafish science: implications for veterinary care and management

Boston Children’s Hospital, USA

11:00AM – 11:30AM

Small Fish, Big Pond

University of Malaya, Malaysia

11:30AM – 12:00PM

Surveying the peptidome both confirms CRISPR mutations and defines pathomechanism

NTU, Singapore

12:00PM – 1:30PM
Break, Vendor Exhibits (Stamford and Bencoolen foyers) and Poster Viewing (Stamford foyers and VIP Lounge B)
AFLAS Flag Handover
Poster Prizes award presentation (Top 3)

Olivia Room

Track G: AFLAS Country updates

Session Chair: Dr. Noriyuki Kasai

1:30PM – 2:00PM

China

Institute of Laboratory Animal Sciences

Sri Lanka

SLALAS

2:00PM – 2:30PM

Philippines

Department of Science and Technology (DOST) , Philippines

Mongolia

Science and Technology Center, MNUMS

2:30PM – 3:00PM

Vietnam

Vietnam National University of Agriculture

Cambodia

Royal University of Agriculture

Sophia Room

Track H: Best Practices, Continuing Education, etc

Session Chair: Dr. Jassia Pang

1:30PM – 2:00PM

Singapore’s GLP Compliance Program

Chin Poh Yin

SPRING Singapore

2:00PM – 2:30PM

Pathology Data Collection & Reporting Best Practices

PMI Singapore

2:30PM – 3:00PM

Progress in standardization of laboratory animal welfare in Japan

Jichi Medical University, Japan

3:00PM – 3:30PM
*15 min for presentation and 5 min for Q&A per country – End of Congress

Congress programme is subject to changes

(Last updated on 04 November 2016)